You have decided to start golfing and really do not know where to start. To some beginners this is a daunting challenge because they have no experience with which to draw knowledge of where to start. I stumbled across a video that might help you save money, time and frustration that is worth a look. For many experienced players, the list seems to be a no brainer. However, after reviewing the list I found two items I will add to my bag this year.
Trying to figure out what to put in your golf bag to address all situations is a difficult task. I think this challenge is especially difficult for beginners. Coach Shayain, a LPGA certified golf teaching professional from Vancouver, put together a great video to ease the anxiety for golfers new to the sport. Here is what she had to say:
After watching the video, can you guess the two items that I am going to add to my bag. I will give you hint, you can find them in your home. Enough of the suspense, I am going to add lip balsam and band aids. For some reason I do not carry these items and I definitely should; so thanks Coach Shayain for the reminder.
As an experienced golfer, I could add many things to this list that I think a beginner needs. However, that would just complicate the situation for beginners trying to just get started. I can say, that there is one item I think that all beginners need to add to their bag that will not cause them any angst.
I recommend adding an 11th item: a ball mark repair tool. Yes, a tee can work, however most beginners do not know how to properly use a tee to fix their ball mark, so a proper tool is important. Fixing ball marks on the green is a pet peeve of mine and I think all beginners should carry the proper tool.
Regardless of my views, I think Coach Shayain did a great job hitting the basics for all beginner golfers. The ten items might seem obvious to experience players like myself, but as you can see from the items I am going to add to my bag, it is always a good thing to be reminded of the basics.
If you want to watch more of Coach Shayain’s videos for beginner and advanced golfers, you can visit her website: https://coachshayain.com/
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!